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I don't know if this is possible. I have added a displaced texture to a plane mesh to make a wall for 3d printing. I have joined the two items together. I have tried the Boolean method to make a hole in the wall but the texture disappears. Is there a way of making a wall with a hole in it with added displaced texture?

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Side view

Cube added

Boolean applied result

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  • $\begingroup$ Sounds like the Boolean has disrupted the positioning (probably the UV mapping) of the displaced texture. Hard to tell just from what you've posted, a screenshot of the shader tree and the plane's UV map might help. Also, it can be a good idea to post your blend file, or a truncated version of it that has the problem, and the image packed. The Blender StackExchange has its own service to share blend files: blend-exchange.com/help $\endgroup$
    – KickAir8p
    May 8, 2022 at 13:18
  • $\begingroup$ @Eddy This site is not a regular forum, please don't reply "Thanks" as an answer or comment, instead upvote the post that helped you. If you feel it completely solved your issue consider marking it as accepted. $\endgroup$ May 11, 2022 at 11:10

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To create a printable solid mesh with modifiers only, here's how I would proceed:

  1. First create whatever texture you want for your displacement (For the sake of simplicity I use here the texture Stucci).

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  2. Then create a grid (with a relatively high resolution).

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  3. Use the modifier Solidify and extrude the grid downwards. Additionally assign an identifier for Shell under Output Vertex Group. So that later you can displace only a certain part of the mesh.

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  4. Apply the modifier Displacement with your previously created texture. Additionally use the Z-axis as Direction, and use the vertex group you created earlier with the Solidify-modifier.

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  5. Finally use the modifier Boolean and cut whatever out of the mesh (in this example I just took a cube).

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